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Review: 'All Cheerleaders Die' breaks the teen revenge mold Special

In ‘All Cheerleaders Die,’ an outcast signs up for a high school cheerleading squad to humble the school’s reigning couple, but events force her to alter her mission.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 2 comments

Norway donates $600,000 to fight witchcraft in Malawi

The headline is not as far-fetched as it may sound. Belief in witchcraft is pervasive in this southeast African nation - extending even to the government – resulting in witch hunts victimizing women, the elderly, and even children.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 1 comment

Review: 'The King's War On Witches: Revealed' Special

The witchcraft hysteria that swept across 16th Century Europe is both well documented and well known. This 45 minute documentary presents one aspect of it.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 3 comments

Woman in Rajasthan branded a witch and beaten up

Jaipur - The medieval witchcraft age was perhaps the darkest era in Europe when witches were persecuted and burnt alive. However, in the 21st century India, witches are still hounded in the remotest regions.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 1 comment

Sri Lankan woman faces beheading for casting spell on 13-yr-old

Jeddah - A Sri Lankan woman has been arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicion that she cast a spell on a 13-year-old shopper. The woman could face death penalty by beheading. Saudi Arabia has been known to behead people convicted on charges of witchcraft.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Soccer: Ghana coach says players use 'magic' on the field

Accra - Most coaches would be ecstatic at having players display a little magic on the field. But not Goran Stevanovic, who has accused some Ghana players of using witchcraft to hinder teammates during the recent African Cup of Nations.
In the Media by John Duarte - 1 comment

Teen killed after being accused of witchcraft

London - A court in the UK heard that a 15-year-old boy was tortured and killed by his sister and her boyfriend because they believed he was a sorcerer.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 5 comments

Witchcraft a legal occupation in Romania

In order to avert plunging the government further into recession, witchcraft was legalized in Romania along with other odd occupations like embalmers and astrologists.
In the Media by Edwin Manaois - 2 comments

O'Donnell says no witchcraft since high school

Tea Party activist Christine O'Donnell, running in Delaware for U.S. Senate as a Republican candidate, says she was not serious about practicing witchcraft in high school.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Church children beaten and branded for ‘witchcraft’

Campaigners say children are increasingly being accused of witchcraft by preachers in the UK, and can face beatings, brandings and being physically restrained.
In the Media by Andrew John - 7 comments

Doctors’ body hears claim that homeopathy is ‘witchcraft’

Britain’s main doctors’ body, the British Medical Association (BMA), has heard homeopathy likened to witchcraft. And members say taxpayers should not have to pay for remedies used on the National Health Service (NHS).
In the Media by Andrew John - 5 comments

Family butchered in South Africa by 'Witchcraft' vigilantes

Vigilantes who believed the family’s grandmother was involved in witchcraft allegedly murdered an entire family in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Police say such killings remain a serious problem.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Pope Speaks Out Against Witchcraft in Africa

Pope Benedict XVI has sounded a warning against witchcraft beliefs that caused fear among their followers. Speaking in the Angolan capital, Luanda, the Pontiff described the effects of some of these beliefs
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Male genitals removed live in African witchcraft rituals

Young men are attacked and their genitals cut off while they are still alive; children's throats are slit and their organs removed; and border-crossers are caught with bags containing human heads and sexual organs, says a shocking report this week.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 21 comments

In Lithuania, Debt Collectors Resort To Using Witchcraft

In Lithuania, it seems that debt collectors are going to use unconventional means to go after people that have not paid their debts.
In the Media by Can Tran

Op-Ed: Double Standard in Coverage of Jeremiah Wright and Lack of With Thomas Muthee

Earlier this year, Barack Obama was forced to justify and finally repudiate, Jeremiah Wright. So why now is the Press suddenly silent on controversial pastors? Reporters are not questioning the connection between Pastor Thomas Muthee and Sarah Palin?
In the Media by Sadiq Green - 14 comments

Riot At Soccer Match Leaves 13 Dead, Many Just Young Teens, In The Congo

A soccer player was accused of using witchcraft during a match sparking a riot on Sunday. In the end thirteen laid dead. Most of the victims were just teens between the ages of 11 and 16.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Human Rights Watch Appeals To Saudi King To Nullify Execution Of 'Witch'

It is a known fact that many executions taking place in Saudi Arabia are by beheadings in public by a sword. Recently, a woman in Saudi Arabia was convicted of practicing witchcraft is set to be executed by beheading.
In the Media by Can Tran - 3 comments

Kenya: Witchcraft Causes Looters to Return Stolen Goods

The violence in Kenya and the breakdown of law and order enabled looters to help themselves to merchandise that was not theirs, now the fear of witchcraft has made some looters return the stolen items.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Catholic Church Battles Witchcraft In Kenya

Are the days of the Salem witch trials returning? In a nation that has little governmental support Kenya's population often blames misfortune on witches. The Catholic Church is hoping to change that idea.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

"Witchcraft" Couple Burnt to Death on Pyre

Rural areas of India remain deeply superstitious, and an elderly couple from Hyderabad in southern India, were burnt to death on a pyre by a mob who believed they were practising witchcraft.
In the Media by Janice Ambrose - 11 comments

Witch's granddaughter seeks to clear grandmother's name

The granddaughter of Helen Duncan, the last person convicted of witchcraft in 1944 because she was considered a threat to the nation, is looking forward to clearing her name.
In the Media by soome2000 - 2 comments

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